EnVyUs CSGO won’t go straight to main Major qualifier, Gerard Pique announces esports project

Our top stories from Tuesday:

Renegades plans to add a Serbian fifth player nexa pending approval of his visa.

Interviews with Counter Logic Gaming’s Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes and Echo Fox’s Henrik “Froggen” Hansen.

A look ahead to the finals of the Global StarCraft League and the “battle of the Kongs.”

Taking Aim: Episode 2 featuring Jarek “DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu.

The ex-Kongdoo Monster coach who has fought cancer since last year returned to his team this week.

Highlights of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s Twitch stream from Monday.

A rundown of the Reddit AMA from Team SoloMid’s League of Legends coach Parth.

KT Rolster will stream exclusively on AfreecaTV after experimenting with Twitch.

Best from around the web:

League of Legends

Interviews with Cloud9’s Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia and Immortals’ Kim “Olleh” Joo-Sung.

Counter-Strike

A short interview with G2 co-founder Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez.

EnVyUs will not earn an automatic berth to the main qualifier for the PGL Major because of its roster changes.

An interview with PENTA’s Miikka “suNny” Kemppi.

Mohan “launders” Govindasamy has joined Yahoo Esports.

Overwatch

How Hammers Esports is structuring itself around the idea of player health.

Other games

Soccer player Gerard Pique announced his esports project.

An interview with Green Bay Packers linebacker Blake Martinez about Dota 2.

Cloud9 secured Series A funding from a group of big-name investors.

The Toronto Raptors are eager to get in on the ground of the NBA 2K League.

Germany’s national soccer league has tendered esports rights.

Results

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Natus Vincere 2:0 FaZe Clan (16-9, 16-6)

HellRaisers 2:0 G2 (19-15, 16-9)

FaZe Clan 1:1 LDLC (16-9, 13-16)

Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:0 Fnatic (16-7, 16-14)

North America

NRG 2:0 Counter Logic Gaming (16-11, 19-16)

compLexity 2:0 Winterfox (16-6, 16-14)

OpTic 2:0 Rush (16-5, 16-13)

League Champions Korea

ROX Tigers 2:1 bbq Olivers

MVP 2:1 KT Rolster

Schedule

(All times Eastern)

League Champions Korea

SK Telecom T1 vs. Longzhu Gaming, 7 a.m.

Jin Air Green Wings vs. Kongdoo Monster, 4 a.m. Thursday

ESL Pro League Season 5 (CSGO)

Europe

Natus Vincere vs North, 2 p.m.

LDLC vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2 p.m.

Fnatic vs. EnVyUs, 4:20 p.m.

Virtus.pro vs. HellRaisers, 4:20 p.m.

North America

Team Liquid vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8 p.m.

Cloud9 vs. compLexity, 10 p.m.

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